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Xan
Just Said Yes October 2022

We don't want a registry

Xan, today at 12:58 AM Posted in Registry 0 3
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So my fiancee and I have everything we could need. We have a room mate and all 3 of us had our own places before we moved in together so we both feel it unnecessary to have a registry as we need to get rid of things already. We are saving for a house. How would we just ask our guests to give cash instead of a gift? The wedding is in 3 months. We just sent out invitations today and don't have a website or anything. What should we do??

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Latest activity by Michelle, today at 2:09 AM
  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    Most people assume if you don't have a registry then you prefer cash. However, if you have plan on having a bridal shower then you should have a registry, as the whole purpose is to "shower" with gifts.
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  • Xan
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Xan ·
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    So my mom wants to have a bridal shower but with it being so close to rhe wedding already I really was just thinking the shower could be a day for us all to just play games and have a fun time. I'm very low key and actually am making all of the centerpieces and the wedding cake myself. Thank you for the advice!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    If you don’t have a registry, you will receive many gifts that you don’t want and can’t return. Never assume that you will automatically get cash without a registry because a number of families and social circles do not give cash gifts and you will end up with many physical items you don’t want. It’s generally considered impolite to request cash if it is not a common practice in your social circle. Personalized gifts with or without last names/monograms are popular defaults that wind up in the Goodwill bin. At minimum, register for items that you have your eye on but would not buy yourselves so that your guests don’t waste their money. Also in many social circles, it is considered impolite to have a shower without a physical registry. If you choose not to register, don’t have a shower.
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